New Nonfiction


The Wreckage of My Presence: Essays

Author: Casey Wilson

ISBN: 9780062960580

Laugh-out-loud, deeply insightful, and emotion-filled essays from multi-talented actress, comedian, podcaster, and writer Casey Wilson.Casey Wilson has a lot on her mind and she isn't afraid to share. In this dazzling collection of essays, skillfully constructed and brimming with emotion, she shares her thoughts on the joys and vagaries of...

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The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today

Author: Shannon Bream

ISBN: 9780063046597

The women of the Bible lived timeless stories - by examining them, we can understand what it means to be a woman of faith. People unfamiliar with Scripture often assume that women play a small, secondary role in the Bible. But in fact, they were central figures in numerous Biblical...

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American Portrait: The Story of Us, Told by Us

Author: PBS

ISBN: 9780063098909

Based on the popular and revolutionary PBS multiplatform documentary project, an inspiring and striking photographic portrait that brilliantly captures the tumultuous, historic year that was 2020, offering an intimate look at the heart and soul of our national life and what it means to be an American today, revealed through...

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How Iceland Changed the World: The Big History of a Small Island

Author: Egill Bjarnason

ISBN: 9780143135883

The history of Iceland began 1,200 years ago, when a frustrated Viking captain and his useless navigator ran aground in the middle of the North Atlantic. Suddenly, the island was no longer just a layover for the Arctic tern. Instead, it became a nation whose diplomats and musicians, sailors and...

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Everybody: A Book about Freedom

Author: Olivia Laing

ISBN: 9780393608779

"Astute and consistently surprising critic" (NPR) Olivia Laing investigates the body and its discontents through the great freedom movements of the twentieth century.The body is a source of pleasure and of pain, at once hopelessly vulnerable and radiant with power. In her ambitious, brilliant sixth book, Olivia Laing charts an...

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Chasing the Thrill: Obsession, Death, and Glory in America's Most Extraordinary Treasure Hunt

Author: Daniel Barbarisi

ISBN: 9780525656173

When Forrest Fenn was given a fatal cancer diagnosis, he came up with a bold plan: He would hide a chest full of jewels and gold in the wilderness, and publish a poem that would serve as a map leading to the treasure's secret location. But he didn't die, and...

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Breaking Boundaries: The Science Behind our Planet

Author: Johan Rockstrom

ISBN: 9780744028133

The authors reveal the full scale of the planetary emergency we face - but also how we can stabilize Earth's life support system. The necessary change is within our power, if we act now. In 2009, scientists identified nine planetary boundaries that keep Earth stable, ranging from biodiversity to ozone...

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Big Boards for Families: Healthy, Wholesome Charcuterie Boards and Food Spread Recipes that Bring Everyone Around the Table

Author: Sandy Coughlin

ISBN: 9780760371664

Through stunning recipes and hosting tips from Sandy Coughlin, founder of the recipe and hospitality blog, Reluctant Entertainer, Big Boards for Families shows you how to to your close friends and family. Piece together these bountiful spreads with a variety of ingredients and options that allow you and your guests...

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Your Turn: How to Be an Adult

Author: Julie Lythcott-Haims

ISBN: 9781250137777

What does it mean to be an adult? In the twentieth century, psychologists came up with five markers of adulthood: finish your education, get a job, leave home, marry, and have children. Since then, every generation has been held to those same markers. Yet so much has changed about the...

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Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less

Author: Leidy Klotz

ISBN: 9781250249869

When humans solve problems, we overlook an incredibly powerful option: We don't subtract. We pile on "to-dos" but don't consider "stop-doings." We create incentives for high performance, but don't get rid of obstacles to our goals.Whether considering a stack of Legos, preparing a grilled cheese sandwich, or writing an essay...

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Churchill's Shadow: The Life and Afterlife of Winston Churchill

Author: Geoffrey Wheatcroft

ISBN: 9781324002765

A major reassessment of Winston Churchill that examines his lasting influence in politics and culture.Churchill is generally considered one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century, if not the greatest of all, revered for his opposition to appeasement, his defiance in the face of German bombing of England, his...

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Grains for Every Season: Rethinking Our Way with Grains

Author: Joshua McFadden

ISBN: 9781579659561

Joshua McFadden's first book, the James Beard Award-winning and perennially bestselling Six Seasons, transformed the way we cook with vegetables. Now he's back with a new book that applies his maximalist approach to flavor and texture to cooking with grains. These knock-your-socks-off recipes include salads, soups, pastas, pizzas, grain bowls...

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Beyond: How Humankind Thinks About Heaven

Author: Catherine Wolff

ISBN: 9781594634451

What do we think of when we think about heaven? What might it look like? Who or what might be there?Since humans began to huddle together for protection thousands of years ago, these questions have been part of how civilizations and cultures define heaven, the good place beyond this one...

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Bringing Up Bookmonsters: The Joyful Way to Turn Your Child into a Fearless, Ravenous Reader

Author: Amber Ankowski PhD

ISBN: 9781615195862

How can you turn your distracted, plugged-in child into a voracious reader eager to devour every book in sight? By speaking to their inner bookmonster, of course! In Bringing Up Bookmonsters, wife-and-husband team Amber and Andy Ankowski suggest fun strategies rooted in developmental psychology - absolutely no flashcards or timers...

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Wait, I'm Working With Who?!?: The Essential Guide to Dealing with Difficult Coworkers, Annoying Managers, and Other Toxic Personalities

Author: Peter Economy

ISBN: 9781632651853

Who hasn't had to deal with a jerk at work? Whether it's a toxic team member who loves nothing more than to suck the life and excitement out of her colleagues, the difficult coworker who isn't happy unless the office is filled with mayhem and drama, or a bad boss...

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You're Leaving When?: Adventures in Downward Mobility

Author: Annabelle Gurwitch

ISBN: 9781640094475

comes a timely and hilarious chronicle of downward mobility, financial and emotional. With signature "sharp wit" (NPR) , Annabelle Gurwitch gives irreverent and empathetic voice to a generation hurtling into their next chapter with no safety net and proves that our no-frills new normal doesn't mean a deficit of humor.In...

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Mumbai Modern: Vegetarian Recipes Inspired by Indian Roots and California Cuisine

Author: Amisha Dodhia Gurbani

ISBN: 9781682686287

Discover a world of spice and color in this celebration of Indian cuisine made for the American kitchen. Indian cooks are masters of flavor. Enjoyed and revered worldwide, the best Indian food offers comfort, wonder, and beauty. In Mumbai Modern, Amisha Dodhia Gurbani delivers a marriage of traditional Gujarati cuisine...

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Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters

Author: Steven E. Koonin

ISBN: 9781950665792

"Surging sea levels are inundating the coasts." "Hurricanes and tornadoes are becoming fiercer and more frequent." "Climate change will be an economic disaster." You've heard all this presented as fact. But according to science, all of these statements are profoundly misleading. When it comes to climate change, the media, politicians...

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Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire

Author: Brad Stone

ISBN: 9781982132613

Almost ten years ago, Bloomberg journalist Brad Stone captured the rise of Amazon, an internet pioneer quietly changing the way we shop online, in his bestseller The Everything Store. But ever since, Amazon has expanded exponentially, inventing novel products like Alexa and disrupting countless industries, while its workforce has quintupled...

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Homeschool Hacks: How to Give Your Kid a Great Education Without Losing Your Job

Author: Linsey Knerl

ISBN: 9781982171155

As kids across the country start the school year on Zoom - and possibly finish it there, too - more and more parents are wondering if homeschooling is the answer. But many fear they won't be able to juggle it on top of their own jobs and obligations. Luckily, Linsey...

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